Mak, Virginia 1

Virginia Mak
Character Reference 12
2014
chromogenic print
edition 3/10
47″ x 47″

Courtesy of: Bau-Xi Photo
Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 4650

Seventh time participating in Art With Heart


Artist’s Statement

Fostered through her deep-rooted fascination with fictional characters, Virginia Mak infuses her photographic work with poetic references to icons from classic literature, folklore and mythology. By staging scenarios around illustrious story lines and characters, Mak aims to visually depict familiar figures and re-interpret the narrative. Unified by soft-focus and minimized light values, each image disrupts the boundary between painting and photography, while also speaking to the unexpected beauty that comes with the isolation and contemplation of her solitary figures.